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Chester Welcomes Acclaimed Comedian

BAFTA nominated and British Comedy Award winner Ardal O’Hanlon will be performing live in Chester next month.

Best known for his much-loved character Father Dougal McGuire, the dim-witted priest in the Channel Four sitcom Father Ted, O’Hanlon will be taking to the stage at the popular Chester community hub Storyhouse.

The well-known comedian will be introducing audiences to his latest material as part of a tour entitled “The Showing Off Must Go On”. In this new show, O’Hanlon explores why despite his upbringing telling him that seeking attention and being ostentatious were not good values, he continues his pursuit of showing off to the public as a way of life.

While his work as Dougal in Father Ted won the comic actor many accolades, his face is well known on British and Irish television from several shows, including Blessed, My Hero, Death in Paradise, Doctor Who and Big Bad World. He has also appeared flying solo on One Night Stand for Dave, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Live at the Apollo.

Known for his work on screen and on stage, the comic also found time to pen a publication. Critically acclaimed, and now a best seller, his novel Talk of The Town was featured in a ‘1001 Books to Read Before You Die’ book. Renamed for US readers as “Knick Knack Paddy Whack”, it tells the tale of a hapless youth, Patrick Scully, growing up in a small Irish town.

Ardal O’Hanlon will perform live at Storyhouse in Chester on Saturday, November 26.

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